Being White in Japan September 21st 2008 Well, it happened. Last night I came face to face with the racism that lies underneath the culture here in Japan. It all started when I was stopped for being white in Japan.
I left my home at around 8pm. Within one minute I felt myself being tailed by this unmarked car. In New York or in other places in the world this is a sign that you are about to be jumped. But this is Japan people don't jus ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hokkaido » Sapporo In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
I am 41 years old. I am currently living in New York and enjoying my life as a semi-retired teacher. Although I spend a most of my time in domestic tranquility it is my aim to take one major solo trip each year. My three most recent journeys are a pilgrimage through the Holy Land, a crazy month in Cambodia, and a return to India. Life is one gloriously unpredictable mess. My travels have taken me to many different places and I hope to experience and venture out to many more.
I have filled in many of the gaps between my 2000 graduation up until today. Well apart from the five years living in... full info